The Doctor Is In: Dr. Ben Simpson joins Central Montana Community Health Center

By: 
Charlie Denison
Reporter

Dr. Ben Simpson is excited to be the new family practitioner and OB at CMCHC.

Photo by Charlie Denison

Great Falls native Ben Simpson is ready to settle into small town life.

College-educated near Chicago (where he also went to medical school) and fresh off family medicine and obstetrics residencies in Spokane, Central Montana Community Health Center’s new provider has had his fill of metropolitan areas and is excited to embrace a slower pace.

“I couldn’t be happier to be practicing medicine in Lewistown,” Simpson said. “My family and I love the beautiful town and the vibrant people who live here, and the work is close to my roots in Great Falls.”

Family practitioner at CMCHC and OB for both the community health center and Central Montana Medical Center, the new doctor is excited to start seeing patients of all ages. He especially looks forward to delivering babies.

“Delivering babies and caring for young mothers and families is an experience unlike any other in the world, and there’s no other work I’d rather do,” he said. “It’s a humbling privilege to be a part of each birth.”

As a provider, Simpson said it’s his goal to help his patients get healthy and stay healthy.

“As a family medicine physician, I am a specialist in whole-person care,” Simpson said. “I try to keep all of the medical problems in perspective.”

Simpson said he is glad to be back in Montana, as it suits his interests. In his spare time, he likes to run, hike, fish and do woodworking. He’s also a self-proclaimed “astronomy nerd.”

“Actually, I was going to go into physics,” he said. ‘I was majoring in physics, but I decided I wanted to work with people more. I wanted to do something that was helping people, too, so family medicine felt like a good direction for me. It’s awesome to work with people and try to help them with their problems.”

Simpson, his wife and their two little girls (a 3-year-old and an 11-month-old) are excited to be a part of this community and look forward to meeting new friends and making a new life.

Finding Lewistown was not a challenge, Simpson said, as CMMC family medicine/OB doctor Christina Marchion recommended he practice here while he was doing his residency in Spokane. He is thankful she said something.

“The timing worked out perfectly,” he said. “My wife and I have been looking for a small town and this is a place that fits us really well. We’re excited to be here.”

 

 

 

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